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Our most recommended Montreal Architecture Tours

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the East Side

1. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the East Side

Discover the fascinating city of Montreal and its birthplace on a walking tour through the East of Old Quarter, bursting with amazing art, intriguing history and spectacular architecture. Your walk goes towards Cours le Royer and ends at Bonsecours Market. Your guide shares the exceptional history and shows you the stunning architecture of Montreal through anecdotes that reveal the city's secrets! Highlights on the tour include: • Le Cours le Royer • St-Paul Street • City Hall • Place Jacques-Cartier • Champ de Mars • Bonsecours Chapel and Street • Bonsecours Market

Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

2. Old Montreal: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour of the West Side

Explore the west side of Old Montreal during this 90-minute walking tour. European in character, with cobblestone streets and cafe culture, much of Old Montreal has been preserved in its original 17th century state. Your expert guide will share the exceptional history of this French-influenced city while showing you its stunning architecture and historic sites. Begin your walk close to Notre-Dame Basilica and end at the Place Royale, near the Pointe-à-Callière Museum. Encounter a variety of highlights in between as you see significant landmarks of Montreal, including the Place d'Youville and Place Royale. Walk along McGill and Saint-Jacques Street - once the financial heart of Canada. While Old Montreal reflects the city's rich and colorful past, today it is a vibrant, artistic, and trendy neighborhood lined with galleries, restaurants, and fashionable boutiques you can discover as you explore the area with your guide.

Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

3. Old Montréal: 2-Hour VIP Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour semi-private walking tour of Old Montréal in a group with a maximum of 6 participants. With a group of this size your guide will be able to ensure that your experience is a personal one. A professional guide will provide interest historical, architectural, and anecdotal information. Discover the birthplace of the fascinating city of Montréal as you walk through the Old Quarter, admiring the major sights along the way. The tour follows a new circuit that takes you across the district from Place d’Armes to Place Jacques-Cartier, along Notre-Dame and Saint-Paul streets, and then ends at Place Royale. Your visit includes a beverage and rest-stop treat.

Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

4. Montreal: East and West Old Montreal Guided Walking Tour

Explore Old Montreal on a guided walking tour. Visit the eastern part in the late morning before breaking for lunch and head to the western part in the afternoon. Choose between a French or English speaking guide. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and winding alleys of the historic district. Meet your guide in the Place d'Armes square, where you can see a monument in memory of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal and the 19th-century Notre-Dame Basilica. Begin your exploration of the eastern part of Old Montreal. Uncover hidden gems along the way to sights like the historic square Place Jacques-Cartier, City Hall, and the Champ de mars park. View mid-19th-century buildings on Cours le Royer street and St-Paul Street. Admire the chapel and vibrant market on Bonsecours street. Find out historical, architectural and anecdotal information along the way. Stop for an hour-long break where you can purchase a nice lunch or cover some ground on your own before continuing to the west part of Old Montreal. Get off the beaten track as you look back on Montréal’s economic effervescence in the 19th century and witness the dynamism of the metropolis today. Walk down St-Jacques Street and its banks and stroll past the office building of Canadian National Railway Company on McGill Street. Visit the squares of Place d’Youville and Place Royale where you can see the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

5. Montréal: Guided Tour in Vintage Convertible Cadillac

Discover the amazing sights and sounds of Canada’s cultural capital in style while you are driven around in a beautiful American convertible Cadillac. This is what you can do with friends or family during your visit to Montreal. Enjoy a personalized and private journey of the city’s famous landmarks, diverse history, and vibrant modern culture. Get recommendations from your local guide on the best restaurants and bars, nightlife, and current events to visit. Relax and soak up the summer sun in comfort while you are shown everything that makes Montreal so special, all with that local touch. Take the 1-hour option if you are on a tight schedule during your stay to explore the historical heart of the City, Old Montreal. You will be able to step back in time and see the fascinating architecture of this 17th-century French settlement, including the stunning Notre-Dame Basilica and Bonsecours Market. Visit old Montreal with its French-influenced history and architecture, dating back over 300 years during a 2-hour option. Make your way to the hip and bohemian district of Le Plateau with its famous wall murals, eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants, before cruising downtown to see the prestigious McGill University and the city’s striking modern skyscrapers. Immerse yourself in everything Montreal has to offer with the 3-hour option. Follow the itinerary of the 2-hour tour, with the addition of a drive to the top of Mont-Royal. From here you will be able to take in a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and beyond, all the way to the St Lawrence River.

Montreal: City Introduction Self-Guided Tour

6. Montreal: City Introduction Self-Guided Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Montreal? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Montreal in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral! Visit Dominion Square Park-Place du Canada with the serenity that this wonderful park offers. Photograph the central Victoria Square and admire the modern Center d'histoire de Montréal with its historical exhibits. Pointe-à-Callière with its archaeological exhibits will captivate your camera! The fairytale Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal in the historic center of the city gives a monadic touch to the fast pace of city life! Montreal City Hall is worth some of your time and the space on your phone's memory. La Grande Roue de Montréal, will leave a unique experience and view if you visit it. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Clock Tower in an ideal landscape for a last taste of beautiful Montreal! Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

7. Montreal: Private Day Tour to Ottawa

Discover the history and culture of Canada's capital city Ottawa, just a 2-hour drive from Montreal.  Get picked up directly from your accommodation and enjoy a scenic drive through the charming Canadian countryside. On arrival in Ottawa, visit Parliament Hill, where you will see the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building that overlooks the majestic Ottawa River. Then, wander to ByWard Market, one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Next, take a stroll through some of the unique parks of Ottawa. If you’re feeling peckish, get some advice from your guide on the best places for lunch in Ottawa.  In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you will arrive between 5.00 and 6.00 PM.

Montreal: Guided Walking Tour of Montreal's Murals

8. Montreal: Guided Walking Tour of Montreal's Murals

Enjoy a colorful guided walking tour of Montréal’s street art murals. Uncover the origins of street art in the city and discuss the place it currently holds in local life. Follow a path marked with unique and eclectic works of art with pieces by artists like Phillip Adams and David Guinn. Choose from a group or private tour with options in both English and French. Meet your guide in front of the Maison du développement durable building and begin your journey into Montreal's street vibrant art scene. Make your way through a veritable open-air museum on this tour that focuses mainly on the St-Laurent Boulevard area and takes intriguing detours into surrounding streets and alleys. See some of the city's most impressive street art at the Mural Festival Zone which is named after an event that played a key role in democratizing urban art. Head further south to the heart of the Entertainment District to encounter works by Phillip Adams and David Guinn. Listen as your guide tells you about the emergence and evolution of muralism and how it was first developed around popular themes and national propaganda. Hear about how the city developed this form of art in the 1970s and find out how the muralist movement grew to become so significant to the city.

Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

9. Montréal: Day Trip along the Chemin du Roy to Trois-Rivières

Embark on a sightseeing adventure of New France along the oldest road between Quebec City and Montreal, Chemin du Roy. Take in the landscape during the ride to the beautiful downtown of L'Assomption. Travel through time as your guide shows you the highlights of the city’s 300-year heritage. Admire eye-catching sites and residences that line the Saint Lawrence River as you continue your journey. See the birth home of Marie-Rosalie Cadron, an inspirational figure that challenged traditional positions in the mid-1800s. Embrace history as you step inside a general store established in 1915. Stop for a lunch break at your own expense before seeing the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, a jewel of Quebec’s rural architecture. Explore Canada’s second oldest city, Trois-Rivières, on foot as your guide leads you through its picturesque downtown before catching breathtaking views of its waterfront. End your day trip with a visit to Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica where thousands come in pilgrimage each year. Relax as you take in the landscape once more during the ride back to Montreal.

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What people are saying about Montreal

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 270 reviews

Yesterday I had the greatest pleasure meeting Catherine Moreau, one of the best tour guides I have encountered. Very personable, well spoken, knew her stuff inside and out. The two hour tour went by so fast, we learned so much about old Montreal. We could have listened all day to all the interesting facts about the settling of Montreal. Thank you, Catherine, for an enjoyed your!

Both our guides were excellent, they had good knowledge and would answer questions. The tour was interesting a a good introduction to Montreal. Thank you

Our guide spoke loudly enough for everybody to hear. She was very knowledgeable and considerate.

We had an excellent tour quide. She was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

It was really cool, good information paired with humor and a beautiful city☺️